Retired in our 50's and full timed for several years. We are now in our RV only about half of the year. Snowbirds in the winter and travel to rally's in the summer. Enjoy meeting people, learning new things and seeing different parts of the country close up.
He likes to help fix anything and is the person the RV club members ask to help. She enjoys learning new crafts.
We have 3 very friendly dogs, a border collie, a border collie mix and a heeler mix. They love to make new friends.
Desert southwest in the winter, national forest in the summer.
Our summer home is in Oregon and our winter home is in Arizona.
We have an '17 Winnebago Spirit, 31' with slides. We tow either a 2004 Toyota Tacoma PU, or a Honda CRV.
Cal n Judie stayed one night on their way to meet up with other RVers. Pleasant to visit with and we enjoyed getting to meet them. Always welcome back.
We can’t say enough good things about our stay at Cal & Judi’s! They are so welcoming and went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed for our stay. The property was very easy to find, and there is plenty of space for every shape and size rig! Also, our dogs loved the fenced in 3 acres they got to freely roam. Thanks again for a wonderful stay!
We requested a 5 day stay to explore La Pine and Bend. Mosquitos were initially intense when we first arrived, but got better during our stay there. We were mostly out and about, so it wasn't too much of an issue for us. Our kids absolutely loved playing with their dogs, Missy, Tally and Bubba. We enjoyed our conversations with Cal n Judie. They were incredibly kind and offered up great advice! There's always something to learn from fellow RVers. We highly recommend this host and location! We hope to cross paths again in the future. Thank you for the wonderful experience, your generosity and kindness is much appreciated!
Fantastic property. Relaxing and quiet. Owners are phenomenal hosts. Awesome dogs
We look forward to visiting again!
PS-- don't forget bug spray! Large property with mosquitos.
We had a wonderful stay on this property for an overnight. Hosts were very generous and helpful. We loved the view! Thank you so much!!
Wonderful inviting couple. Great set up to accommodate travelers. Judy met us at the gate, and Cal was there to direct us. Had another couple come in after us, no issue plenty of room. Thank you for making your place available.
We had a great stay at Our La Pine Place. Our hosts were happy to great us, help back into our spot and provide us with 30 amp hookup. Unfortunately we didn't get a chance to enjoy the beautiful forested property as we were tired from a long drive and the mosquitos were out in force that week. We will definitely be visiting again if we're in the area!
My fiancé and I and our dog enjoyed 2 peaceful nights at Cal n Judie’s place. They were very kind and welcoming. The rv area was great, large and separately fenced from their living space home and yard. One other rv was there the first night but the area is so large three was plenty of room. We were able to use power and fill up our tank when needed. Our dog loved the property and playing with the hosts’s dogs. We did too!! The hosts are very experienced RVers and shared good info. It was very peaceful. We loved waking up to the quiet and pine trees from our windows. We would most definitely stay her again and look forward to doing so
Another nice stay. Cal wasn’t around but Judie was a wonderful hostess. I hope to stay there again.
Had such a lovely stay at Cal n Judie’s Salome Home! Full hook ups, large gated area for the dogs to roam, plus plenty of room to talk nice long walks outside the property. Cal even helped me back my trailer into my spot cause I’m still very green. 💙
Cal n Judie met us when we arrived and led us to the site. Great site for dogs with large fenced in yard.
This spot was level, quiet, good signal and beautiful view. What more could one ask for? Great hosts of course. Very kind and very accommodating. They let me stay an extra 2 days so I could go to usps on my way out of town. I enjoyed my stay here and definitely recommend them as hosts. Only bummer was that I couldn’t give them hugs goodbye due to Covid 19. Oh well, I’m sure I’ll see them again.
A return visit for us, as we travel North. Their water is the best in this southwest part of Arizona! We much appreciate these wonderful hosts.
Cal & Judie's "winter home" is a wonderful quiet place wo road noise etc.
At night only a few sounds from nearby domestic & I suspect wild animals.
It is a mini campground w full hookups & a pair of friendly hosts that
truly go far out of their way to be hospital to their guests.
They are terrific BW Hosts that have even invited me to their summer home in the North.
The distant NW Mountains are amazing, especially at sunset.
Also, the nearby Salome Restaurant is a great location for breakfast &
I suspect other meals also. Suggestion, if you are hungry & enjoy ham,
get the breakfast Ham w bone-in w eggs, potatoes & toast. Wow! An Incredible feast.
Thank you Cal & Judie, you are both th best!
When I arrived Jodie and Cal were out there to guide me into the site. They had recently bought a site a couple of blocks away. There were two other RV's there. After I got parked and hooked up to power and water (wow! great tasting water!!) Jodie brought her three dog's over. Sadie and I went for a hike with Jodie through the fields to the west ending with a beautiful sunset.
I highly recommend this site if you have Verizon. I have AT&T and there was no connection at all except for 3G which allows for calling but no data, therefore no internet! I would have stayed an extra day if it wasn't for that.
Please note. They are selling the RV site so I don't know if they will be boondocking hosts afterward. Perhaps she will let us know.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here! Off the beaten path, quiet, and very generous hosts. We would go out of our way to stay here again! Looking forward to stopping in at their Oregon home!
Wonderful place for us to rest and take time off. Our hosts were so gracious and kind. Thanks for tips on places to visit. We hope to see y’all around.
Cal & Judy are one of the nicest hosts you'll ever find. The full hook up, huge rv area. It's a place in the desert that we will always be sure to stop off at.
Couldn't ask for a better stay. Cal and Judies are just the most wonderful host's. Our dogs had such fun running around that 1 acre! Thank you sooo much!!
We had a great time with these folks. They are super friendly and helpful and I'm glad we had the chance to get to know them a little bit. Our girls loved being able to play with their dogs. Our youngest daughter even went with Judie for a morning walk with the dogs each morning we were there. They filled us up with fresh oranges and grapefruit as well. Full hookups and a huge fenced in lot was easy to maneuver...couldn't ask for anything more. Definitely recommend this spot if you are in the area. We will go out of our way to stay here again!
Our hosts directions and communication were great. (Be sure to follow directions) Perfect large level serviced sites with a nice sunset view. Hosts share their lovable dogs and extensive travel knowledge with us. We hope to host them sometime thanks so much!
We had a wonderful stay at Cal n Judie's place. Full hookups were great! Lots of room to move the rig in and out. Cal and Judie met us as we arrived and again when we left. Very nice hosts and very friendly, too. Would definitely recommend their place to anyone and won't hesitate to re-visit when we're in the area again. This was our first ever stay at a Boondockers Welcome host and if they are all as nice as Cal n Judie, we'll be members for a long time.
Thank you very much Cal n Judie!!!
We had a great time getting away from it all for a few days at Cal n Judie's Salome Home. Both hosts are super friendly and VERY accommodating! We had a great time catching up each morning (on the warm days) and appreciated the fresh-off-the-tree oranges and pink grapefruits, too!
Thank you Cal and Judie for your hospitality. Sorry we left a day early but it ended up being the safe thing to do!
Please hug your pups for us and thank them for being so sweet to our Sunny!
Hope to see you again some day in Oregon!
It was a real pleasure to spend a couple of days with Cal & Judie.
Nice quite location with a great view of the night sky.
Small gas station in town has the best pizza anywhere.
As others have mentioned we left with an armful of oranges. They also led the way in our plans to go to Quartzsite for the first time. Wonderful people we will be seeing again.
I had truck problems and was a day late for my 5 day stay. Judie and Cal were so understanding they still let me stay 5 days anyway. My dog had a great time here playing with the other dogs. Really sweet dogs. My dog saw here first horse and quail. I couldn’t of asked for nicer hosts. They were always ready to help. They had an area that my dog could finally have the room to run. Best stay I’ve ever had.
These 2 r friends of mine now! Love visiting with them and wonderful place to stay!!
Cal and Judie have a great spot with easy access and are great folks. Friendly helpful and knowledgable and generous.
I could only stay one night but gotta come back for more...
We sure enjoyed our stay. Got out our e-bikes, and there were many trails, to ride out on. Listening to gamble quail in the evenings, beautiful sunsets, and most kindly folks! We'll see you at the Quartzite RV rally!
Exceptionally friendly & helpful hosts! We stayed one night on our way to Texas, very peaceful & quiet, great nights sleep. Will definitely stay again when we’re in the area.
Great people, great location, great amenities = Excellent!! I made good friends in one day and plan to be back in January!
Every day was beautiful in this quaint little town. Our hosts were hospitable and had great stories to tell and good advice to give. My five-year-old really love their dogs and their dogs are really nice around my kids. My older boys got a kick out of the orange trees as we had never seen them before. We wish our hosts all the best and hope they enjoy their time in Arizona half as much as we enjoy ours.
We loved to spent time with our host. It was just for one night because we had a lot et Route to do... but I wish to come back again one time in my life.
Thank you so much again, we love you and we’ll never forget you. 🌸
Karine, Christophe, Anaëlle and Alice.
Wonderful property and wonderful people! They let us use their electric and our dog just loved running around the grounds! The snow started falling so we had to head out quick! Thanks for a wonderful experience!!
We had such a warm welcome from La Pine hosts! From the beginning to the very end, we were more than pleased! Both of them are amazing people & would highly recommend to anyone in any situation!
We had read all the wonderful reviews so we decided to stay overnight on our way to Crater Lake National Park! So glad we did. They were incredibly hospitable! We appreciate the conversation and restful stay❤️ Highly recommend to anyone looking for a peaceful stay!
We really appreciated this place to stay while we were traveling between locations, with plans to visit Crater Lake. We work full time remotely and this worked out really well, as there was abundant AT&T cell service at the site.
The Hosts were gracious and helped us park. They also have very friendly dogs, and the area we were in was fenced off allowing us an area for our dogs to play in.
We were traveling with another couple who were also in their fifth wheel, and there was plenty of space for more rigs here if need be.
If we come through here again, we'd definitely love to have this place to stay.
Thank you so much to Cal and Judie for the amazing welcome, sharing their beautiful property, and the great hospitality. We work full time during the day, and enjoyed the area in the evening. What a great little town of La Pine! If you come, you just HAVE to check out Cal's art! What a talented man!! We hope to come through again sometime in the future and hope to get to see them again. Easy access through 2 secure gates. Very quiet and very dark at night. A perfect stay. This was our first time using Boondockers Welcome and we our next host have some big shoes to fill. Thank you again Cal and Judie!
Justin & Stacy
Enjoyed our one night stay with Cal and Judie.
Felt very welcome for our first ever Boondockers Welcome stay.
Great start to our trip to the Oregon Coast.
Thank you for making us feel so welcome. We enjoyed our stay so much!
You have a beautiful peaceful location, thank you for having us.
My dog Saoirse and I had a fantastic stay in La Pine. Judie and Cal are amazing hosts, and our dogs had a great time playing together. I look forward to coming back to see my new friends again!
Lovely property full of pine trees, about 35 miles south of Bend. Lots of fun things to see and do in the area. Hosts are friendly, full of information and most generous with water and electricity. We hope to stay there again.
Cal and Judie are the most gracious host's. Wonderful level parking area in the Pondarosa Pines. No issue getting in or out. Someone showed up with about a 37ft motor home. They didn't have any problem getting in or out. 30 amp hookup. Water is available to fill tanks. And it is well water, so it taste's great! All fenced so the dogs could run all over. Lots of room for my 33ft TT and truck. We stayed 4 nights and would have liked to have stayed longer but we had to keep movin' on south. There are squirrels running around. We even found deer tracks next to our trailer in the morning. Cal took about an hour of his time to help me with a hitch issue. He has all the tools you could ever need. Their dogs are very friendly. I just can't say enough good things about Boondocking here. Thank you Cal and Judie, it was a wonderful stay!
It was so relaxing to stay with Cal n Judie at their beautiful pine forested property. They were most welcoming and their 3 dogs were very friendly. Great forest walks are close by
Enjoyed being with Cal and Judie. They greeted us as we drove in the driveway, showed us where to park, and where very helpful. Location was great. Very close to town and tourist attractions,
This is our third visit and as wonderful as the first time! It's a treat to visit with Judie and Cal and catch up with their lives since last year.
Their space for the trailer is so beautiful and quiet. You feel like you are away from it all and really, just, 15 minutes from town.
There's so much to do in the surrounding area, and if you like delicious Mexican food, be sure to try Cinco de Mayo. Warning - go early to avoid a wait - it was crowded at 4:15 p.m. on a Saturday afternoon.
Fishing at Fall River (about 15 miles) was exceptionally good this time.
Thanks again for the time to visit and to walk with you and your three special dogs!
We needed a stop over as we were leaving Crater Lake and heading to Boise. We had a lovely stay and generous hosts (and some great dogs). Perfect as we were passing through! Thank you!
When you need a quiet space along your way then plan a stay. Everything better than noted. La Pine is just a short trip for Grocery Outlet and the $ Store or other needs. My plans had to change at the last minute and Cal n Judie were very understanding.
Come as strangers and leave as friends certainly applies.
La pine place is a great Boondockers site. Spacious, quiet and gracious host. Hope to see them at their site in AZ. M&D
4 nights, C n J are kind, caring and accommodating, 30amp, water, and a few acres fenced for the dogs to run at will. Throughly enjoyed our stay. It's summer in the high desert so expect some dust. Will definitely return.
This was a beautiful place to stay and the hosts were so generous and fun to visit with. Our dog was very happy to play with the happy pups who live here. Another plus was the fantastic tasting well water. It was hard to leave. There is so much to do in the area. We really enjoyed the Newberry Monument.
“Our La Pine Place” is a great place to stay. They are such gracious accommodating hosts in a peaceful quiet setting. My dog got along great with their dogs and I was privileged to get some good instruction on my new wood carving endeavor. I would not hesitate to book a return visit sometime.
Had a very pleasant stay at Cal and Judie's place. Would definitely come back if I'm in the area again. Perfect place for a larger rig near to Bend and 30amp power too.
Judie met us on the roads edge by the driveway and she and Cal helped us get set up with the 30 amp power :-)
They also allowed us to fill up our fresh water tank as our service spot had none available. Both were very helpful and Cal helped me trying to locate a minor electrical issue on the toad.
Great couple with fun kids (the three amigo dogs)
This was a wonderful stop near Bend! Cal and Judie are such gracious hosts. The large fenced yard was so peaceful and a great place for our children to play! Thanks again Cal and Judie! You have a wonderful home and we appreciate you opening up your property to us!
It was great to meet Judie and Cal again, and their individual dogs! And enjoyed their new (to us) rural, quiet, roomy location. Thanks guys! I’m sure we’ll meet again somewhere!
Wonderful couple, friendly dogs and beautiful location. 30amp service available which was appreciated greatly.
Cal and Judie are simply the best! They were very welcoming and offered a lot of information about Central Oregon. They had plenty of space for our 40ft rig and the electrical hookup offered along with fresh water available was a bonus. Our kids had a great time playing with their dogs as well. All in all a great stay and we would definitely stay again.
Great hosts plus 3 very well behaved and friendly border collies. Plenty of room among the tall pines. Cal and Judie are welcoming and gracious to visitors and very knowlegable about the surrounding area. Will definitely stay here again!
What a beautiful stay! Judie and Cal were so helpful in getting us all situated..start to finish! We fell in love with their dogs...which are like little humans! Awesome hiking..so much to dohere...Cal is a fantastic artist..he reminded me so much of my father it was hard to leave! Genuinely good people..we will see them again thats forsure! Thank you for showing is your shop and guidance of LaPine...
Judie and Cal are warm, wonderful hosts. Judie helped me plan my route north and Cal made sure I was settled in comfortably. Robbie was ecstatic and slept so well after being safely off tether in their fenced-in yard. We haven't been able to play catch much lately, and really enjoyed ourselves. Judie's invitation to spend a second night gave us extra time to navigate and get some more exercise. All thumbs and paws up for Judie & Cal and the pups.
Great stay..all good .plus 30 amp power
Cal and Judie are a very good people, they went above and beyond to make us feel welcome. They shared all their knowledge about living on the road. Mr. cal even help us park our rig and showed me a few tricks to make it easier for me to park.Very sweet people!
Cal and Judie are extremely nice and friendly. Being a novice at rving, they helped me along the way. Their property was perfect for me and enjoyed the quiet solitude. If you want to explore the area Cal and Judie can give you the scope on what's around Salome. I would stay there again and I hope to see them down the road.
We certainly did enjoy our stay with Cal and Judie. They are very nice people and were most accommodating during our stay. Their dogs are great and got along with our two like they had been longtime friends. The location is easy to find and get our 33 ft fifth wheel into and set up. Pretty quiet during the day and really quiet at night with a great dark sky after sundown. We would definitely ask to stay with them if we’re back in the area. When we mentioned we have older relatives living in La Pine, Oregon they were quick to insist if we’re ever there during the summer season that the welcome mat will be out.
Thanks Judie and Cal
Larry and Debby
Couldn't ask for nicer hosts! They have lots of room and made sure we had everything we might need. Perfect stopover if you're nearby.
Plenty of room for our 38 footer. Listen the her directions to get there because the roads could be treacherous if you don't. They will yak your ears off and send you away with oranges.... thanks Cal and Judy, oranges were fantastic....
We really appreciated this great site and our friendly hosts. Great water, level site, electricity, sewer and delicious oranges too! Thank you!
Cal n Judie welcomed us warmly and provided a wealth of information and hospitality. Gave us some great travel tips. Actually arrived on the 19th and stayed until the 20th. Thank you very much.
Wonderful hosts ! Be sure to pay attention to their directions.
We pulled in late afternoon and our hosts' were there to greet us! They have two friendly pups which we loved petting. They hooked us up with water, electricity, and sewer too! Judie had a suggestion for a great place to eat and she was right on target. It rained during the night and we slept soundly! They were so kind, and showed us their rig and home, and when we left they sent us off with oranges right off the tree. Can't say enough good things about our experience and we will definitely stop by to see them in Oregon!
Our hosts were more than kind to allow us to stay on their property with an amazing location surrounded by mountains. This was the perfect stop on our way to Joshua Tree National Park coming from Sedona. The spot is perfect with full hook ups and a beautiful view. Thank you so much !!!
Embarrassing moment: Although we were forewarned in the notes, email and our pre-arrival phone call, we went the wrong way and our RV got stuck on what we thought was the correct way. Again, this was our fault. If you get to a spot with a huge dip do not go there. Better to double and triple check. We were fortunate for a kind neighbor with a 4 wheel drive and our host to help us dig out of a potentially huge problem. Fortunately, all worked out. Juat a bit embarrassing!
You can not ask for better hosts. Very caring and great conversations. The site is excellent with fantastic views. My hosts went to extra mile for me to arrive at night and guided me in perfectly. Highly recommend and appreciate this great host couple. This a Dog lovers paradise. The site is fully enclosed and their two dogs are sweethearts.
Enjoyable place to stop..thank you for your kindness...hope to see you again next time...
Cal is a hoot and his wife is sweet. We love the fresh oranges that we were able to pick. We had full hookups which is rare on bdw! It was a nice rest after Quartzsite!
Cal and Judie's place in Salome, AZ is a fantastic stopping grounds with stunning views and great location. The services provided are such a blessing to have along the roads.
Most definately look them up!! Fantastic people!! Can't wait to cross paths and visit once again in the future.
Cal & Judie were the most amazing hosts! They are fun and very kind and generous. We have made life long friends and look forward to visiting with them again maybe even in La Pine, Or.
Great spot with beautiful sunsets. Our two night stay turned into six! Three other RVers shared the space with class A, B and C all represented. Enjoyed conversing with other guests - all full-timers. Cal and Judie were very friendly, having a bonfire one evening, inviting to join for dinner at a local Mexican restaurant another evening, and inviting us to their Escapee gathering at nearby Quartzsite. Thanks for the great hospitality, and we will definitely return if in the area again!
Cal & Judie are very generous with their space & providing full hook-ups. We enjoyed a very quiet place to stay for a couple of nights with views of the mountains. We enjoyed visiting with Cal and other Boondockers around the fire pit one evening. The dogs are very friendly and sweet.
If we're in the area again, we'll certainly be in touch. Thanks for everything!
I enjoyed my stay here, Cal and Judie were very hospitable, we had a nice chat about RVing and I got lots of attention from their 2 sweet dogs. They have a very large dirt yard and I had a nice level site with full hookups. They have good well water so I was able to fill up my water bottles, which was great as there’s not much in town. Upon leaving I couldn’t get my electric cord back in it’s slot and Cal came out and got it put away for me. I had good Verizon phone and internet service. Would definitely stay here again if I’m passing through.
We had a wonderful experience at Cal n Judies in Salome. Our pups enjoyed roaming the fenced property and visiting with their pups! Full hookups we're great! We'd definitely stay here again!
Cal and Judy were very hospitable hosts. They had full hook ups for us and Cal even helped us solve a problem on our motorhome. They picked a bag of fresh oranges from the neighbours tree for us before we left. Our small dog loved running around their spacious fenced yard and playing with their two dogs. We stayed for two nights and felt at home the whole time. No it’s not too stro we stayed for two nights and felt at home the whole time. Cal and Judy are very warm and kind people.
We booked a last minute stay with Cal & Judie and they were extremely accommodating. We arrived after dark which we try to never do, but Cal met us out on the main road and guided us in. They are extremely friendly and we enjoyed chatting with them in the morning before we left. We highly recommend a stay with Cal & Judie and will definitely request to stay with them again if we're in the area.
Our family was traveling through CA to TX and this was a great stopping point to catch a break in our travel schedule. Cal & Judie were so kind and gracious to us, as well as letting our boys ride their bikes on their property and play with their two dogs. Thank you, again, Cal & Judie - we hope to see you in Oregon sometime!
Such a easy place to land. Hosts so welcoming, friendly and easy going. Wonderful if your a dog lover. Also appreciated having hook ups. Great stop.
This was the 2nd time we've stay here, first time was back in June.
It was much colder this time, got down to about 28 in the middle of the night!
Our hosts are always super nice, and their ranch is big enough for several rigs.
Nearby La Pine is a great little town with lots of good mom and pop restaruaints and several good sized markets. The first gas station on your left as you come into town, driving North, has diesel and propane.
If you like pine trees and very dark nights (milky way photographers anyone?) then this is the spot for you.
The turn into the driveway is sharp but I drive a 45' DP with a motorcycle lift plus tow a car. I just used all of the (dead end) road and had no problem. I unhooked the car before parking in the spot for the night. Also, we drove to the street and hooked up there the next morning - no traffic at all.
The hosts are RVers themselves and are genuinely keen to host and meet new friends. If you are travelling in central Oregon I recommend La Pine Place.
Cal and Judie have a great place to spend a night or two. They are gracious hosts. We have a forty footer with a toad and had plenty of room to maneuver. The 30 amp electricity was an added bonus. Recommend them highly.
We look forward to coming back here to see Cal and Judie, as well as to see the high desert attractions we weren't able to this trip.
Very peaceful setting beneath the pines. CAL and Judy are very gracious and generous hosts. Thanks for accepting our late stay request. Hopefully we can return to ths beautiful area and visit with them again. Great pups!
We had a wonderful stay with Cal n Judy and the pups. We will def stay again when in the area!
Cal and Judy are great! and their dogs are super friendly. Their space for boondocking was perfect and came with 30amp hookup. We liked it so much we considered staying a couple extra days but the road was calling and so we only spent one night.
Very helpful giving us suggestions on rerouting our trip to avoid I5 closure because of a fire.
We will definitely see them again and plan on a longer stay. Thanks again Cal and Judy for your generosity!
We had a wonderful time with Cal and Judie and the 3 dogs. They gave us a lot of information about their area which we visited. It was fantastic. Lots of places to see. Cal and Judie were very hospitable. We enjoyed chatting with them at the end of the day. Thank you again.
From Aussies in USA.
Love to Missy, Tallie & Dewey.
A beautiful, peaceful setting in the pines! Very gracious, friendly and helpful hosts.
Cal and Judie were absolutely wonderful hosts. They answered any questions we had about the local area and gave us useful info like where the closest dump station is. They know the area, which was a help because there is quite a lot to see and we only had a few days so had to narrow down our options. They were friendly when we arrived and whenever we sought them ought, but gave us our privacy. We could come and go as we pleased. We ended up staying a few extra nights to have some more time to explore. Their place is easy to find, and easy to maneuver in and out of. It is quiet and was a safe place to unhitch while we explored. I highly recommend Cal and Judie's place!
Quiet, peaceful environment. Hosts were warm and welcoming. Great dogs and they were very friendly and good with my 2 dogs. It is a wonderful place to stop if you want a restful stay, have pets, 30Amp service is available and a nice place to stop.
What a beautiful place. Very quiet. Cal & Judie were excellent hosts. Several acre lot surrounded with tall trees. 30 amp service. Water if you need it. Made you feel like your welcome and wanted. Cal has a lot of hobbies he willingly shows that he works on. A great place to spend a few days & we would stop again if in the area.
This was our first stay with a Boondockers Welcome host and we can only hope the hosts we visit in the future are this welcoming and this much fun.
The property is mostly sunny which is perfect for us because we have solar, and they were kind enough to fill our fresh water tank while we were there, which was a huge bonus since we were going to be boondocking for several days after leaving their property! There were no low hanging branches on the road, the driveway (which is about 500 feet long) and no low hanging branches on the property. The parking area is large enough for about 8 to 10 large RV's so plenty of room to back in or even turn around. The ground where we parked our fifth wheel was perfectly level hard packed dirt. Our hosts were super friendly, and while we were there they had some friends that were also staying on the property. They were all a lot of fun to hang out with. We spent most days visiting local attractions, but we did sit outside with the group on a few occasions, chatting and telling stories of our collective RV adventures.
We had such a great time that we joined Escapees so we can be sure to meet up with them again, hopefully very soon! The property is located within 10 minutes of La Pine, which is a very small, clean town with a lot of new construction. They have pretty much everything you need, a Post Office, an Ace Hardware, quite a few gas stations (with diesel) and several that also sell propane.
There are a couple of grocery stores in town, and plenty of Mom & Pop cafes with great food. Try Cinco de Mayo, really good Mexican food! This is a great stop if you are planning a visit to any of the local attractions like the lava cave or high desert museum and Bend is only about 30 minutes North.
Just make sure you drive super slow through the property because they have 2 very sweet dogs that will sometimes escort you, so you don't get lost.
Reception and opening the gates was during heavy rainfall. Sorry for that inconvenient arrival. We got a second patch on higher level to put our rv. Was much better. And had a nice chat afterwards. Experenced our stay very positive and more in comparison with the next day when sun was shining againg. Thanks Cal and Judie and au revoir.
We thoroughly enjoyed our second visit with Judie and Cal!!
They are incredibly gracious and helpful! We hope to visit again when we’re over in that area of Oregon.
Our La Pine Home was a great night's refuge after a Long day driving! Hosts were friendly, met me at gate & directed me to a great spot out back, with 30 Amp. Enjoyed visiting about their place, acreage, RVing & shared resources & ideas. Their back area was fairly level, easy to access behind 2nd gate & in the back away from house & drive. Really appreciated the last minute acceptance & warm welcome. Hope to return as invited with more time to explore the area, and learn more about this interesting couple. Happy Trails
This was my first BW stay, and they were awesome hosts. Bonus point for having 30 amp available! They are super nice, helped me back up my giant rig, and the location was nice and quiet. I was going into Bend each day, which is a bit of a drive, but happy to have a free location to stay instead of paying Campground Rates bear there.
We had a lovely spot. It was nestled in the pine trees and very quiet. The hosts are very kind to open their land up to people and are extremely accommodating. We enjoyed our stay very much and would highly recommend this host to others! Thank you!!!!! :)
These guys are our mentors! We hope to be just like them some day. Ideal situation. Summer place in Beautiful La Pine, and winter place in the warm and wonderful Salome. PERFECT!
Thanks again to both of you for the wonderful place to rest our heads for a few nights. We appreciate you both and look forward to the next time we see you!
Cal and Judie are great. They accepted my request literally in less than 5 minutes and said "C'mon over!" Their property is just a few miles off of Highway 97 and is easy to find. They welcomed us at the gate helped us get set up with power and water right off the bat - very accommodating! Our dog immediately loved the huge fenced area to run around in. And their dogs are also very sweet. Then they left us alone to get settled in and get a good night's sleep. In the morning we awoke to the sounds of many birds chirping and I had a great conversation with them for about an hour before we left. Great folks! We'll probably visit them again soon there or at their property in Arizona. Highly recommend!
We loved both places that we have been - did not stay the full time in Salome due to illness but we do plan to visit again - awesome. Love this service - thanks, Tiny & Annie
I stayed at Cal & Judie's place for a few nights taking some time to relax away from the road (as I had been traveling cross country for three days already). Very quiet here, definitely just what I needed! Thanks so much yall :)
Great people and so friendly! Thanks for the info on some of the routes we are taking and providing your space for us!
We had a great time meeting Judy and Cal! They were both so kind and friendly. Their recommendations for a great place to eat dinner was right on! If you stay there, be sure to leave room for Mexican food at Cinco de Mayo.
And, Cal was extremely helpful to our questions regarding RVs. We are still new to this and Cal's expertise was invaluable.
Loved meeting their precious dogs, Tally and Missy.
Thank you Cal & Judie for a wonderful stay! I know the pups loved being able to run around the big enclosed area. It was like a dog park all to themselves!
We can not say enough good things about Cal and Judie! We were greeted warmly and as if they had known us forever. They opened their home to us, visited with us and gave us directions and recommendations on things to do and see in the area. We enjoyed dinner together. Cal helped Herman with a repair. Our original plans were to stay 3 nights but we enjoyed their company so much we stayed an extra night. We were sad to leave and will miss these two new friends! We hope to see them in GA soon!
Very social and helpful hosts. It was so quiet at night I slept in later than planned. Would recommend them to anyone in the area.
Cal and Judie's kindness is off the charts! They helped us out in so many ways, including letting us know about a work camping job nearby, helping Randy fix a broken jack and so much more! We had fun playing bingo, got together for pizza and thoroughly enjoyed there company. Randy and I loved seeing the wild burros they told us about, one of them snorted at me when I got too close! We hope to see Cal and Judie again, maybe in Oregon.
Plenty of space in quiet area, full hookups, and friendly hosts.
Thank you for a wonderful stay. Really appreciated the services but especially your company. Give Missy and Clyde an extra hug for us. Pat & Ron.
We had a wonderful time at Cal& Judy's place! They are very gracious host's , and very knowledgeable about boondocking, including things to see and do in the area. They kindly gave us full hookup, and their large fenced lot was perfect for our dog Lassie to play with their friendly dogs. We highly recommend their place, and we had a great visit.We add them to our "Friends " list, and welcome them to visit us when they roam north! Ron & Elizabeth.
Cal and Judie were exceptionally generous in hosting us for a boondocking evening at their home outside Salome, AZ. We learned a great deal form them about Escapees, which they enjoy and participate in. Cal and Judie have two very friendly border collies. We spent time in the evening over a fire, looking at the mountains far away and exchanging stories. We worth a visit, and they also have a property in Oregon we intend to visit if we are in that area for the summer. Their property is set up to accommodate up to 3 boondockers at any one time. We will visit again in the future.
We were hosted by Cal and Judie, for one night at their home in La-Pine.
First experience with BoomCampers Welcome as guests.
We spent the evening with the welcoming couple, which gave us Lot's of good tips and advices, as experienced RV users.
Were invited to stay more nights, but had to continue.
Communication before and during hosting was good.
If you are travelling to Bend and/or Crater Lake area - highly recommending !
Hope to meet again in AZ.
Cal n Judie welcomed me to their place for the last night of my long trip from Texas to Madras for 2017 Eclipse. Pretty place, sweet dogs, enjoyed visiting with them. They have 30A hookup, so I was able to fully charge my battery before 5 days of boondocking at Solartown.
This might be a long recommendation. We stayed with Cal and Judie. They met us as we drove in, to open the gates and help us set up. Then we enjoyed the evening visiting with them in their beautiful home. We travel with a cat and a dog. Our cat has always stayed fairly close to camp so she is free to roam. As we started to leave Monday morning our cat was not to be found. We waited, searched and called for about six hours and still no cat. With a heavy heart we left for the coast. Thursday morning we are in Coos Bay and receive a call from Judie. Cal has spotted our cat. We immediately drove back to Cal and Judie's. Again they were outside waiting on us when we arrived at around 4 pm. But no sign of our cat. Again, this was Thursday. Cal and Judie told us to stay as long as we needed to look for our cat. Luckily our cat shows up at 11 that night. These folks where simply AWESOME all the way around. Before the missing cat, after the missing cat and after our cat returned. We can never thank them enough for their kindness and hospitality!!!!
Cal and Judie were so helpful and couldn't have been any nicer!!! We stayed 3 nights and will stay again when back in the area. They have very sweet dogs too! Our kids loved exploring and being free to play there also! Camped in a 39 foot 5th wheel.
We were made very welcome by Cal & Judie, very quiet locayion and only a few mile off the Hwy with good access and plenty of room to turn a big rig on the property. We were on a schedule so only able stay one night. Thanks guys for your hospitality.
These folks are truly awesome! They agreed to accept a package for us, an ordered placed after we left home, and communicated with us in our travels.
We arrived on a day the temps were near 90, helped us set up, and let us not only plug in but turn our a/c on to cool the rig off. Space and turning around is not a problem here. If you are looking for aquiet, peaceful location in the pines, wow, this is the place!
They have two rescues, a border collie and healer/border collie mix that are so well trained and friendly it is a delight to share time and the couch with them.
Don't pass by these young folks in your travels, they have lived such interesting lives, have traveled many miles, and have so much wisdom
and experience to share!
Catch them early if you can (we certainly will again!), because if you don't they will probably be off on their own adventures!
Really enjoyed getting to meet Cal and Judie.
Very gracious hosts who live on a gorgeous piece of property with a ton of room for the rig and tow car.
They even had a 30 amp outlet for us to use.
Easy in and out for parking.
This was our first time using Boondockers and we are "sold" on the program.
If they'll have us back, we will definitely stay here again.
These hosts were very welcoming and helpful, they have a great site with all the important things. They are friendly and gave us lots of good information about the area. Enjoyed the time we spent here!
Cal n Judie are with out a dought very gracious host.
We had a wonderful time there. Even let our dog run free in the yard.
It was nice to have a place to stay that was not near RR tracks or Hwy,s.
It was so quite !!!!!!!
Cal n Judie.
My husband and I had an amazing time at Cal and Judie's place. Our dog loved the fenced in yard and the company of their two furbabies, Clyde and Missy. Clyde and our Sadie were inseparable during our time there. We were so excited about the full hook ups as that is hard find boondocking. Cal and Judie were so gracious and even let us pick oranges and grapefruit from there trees. We had such a good time that we ended up staying another night and met up with them at our next destination. Definitely recommend this oasis in the desert.
We spent 2 nights with Cal and Judie and their dogs, Clyde and Missy. They were welcoming and kind, we felt
At home instantly. We couldn't have had a better place to ride out a rain and wind storm. Their place is beautiful with distant views of the gorgeous mountain ranges, the inky black sky full of brilliant stars, and awesome cloud formations. Our dog is pouting as we drive away. She will certainly miss being able to just go out the door of our RV to play safely and vigorously with her two new friends on their fenced in acre lot. She slept like a log those two nights and will be dreaming of Clyde and Missy tonight I am sure. Cal and Judie could not have been more gracious and had it not been for our need to reach our next destination today, we would love to have taken them up on their offer to share Christmas dinner.We look forward to seeing them again for sure in AZ and in Oregon. What a great first boondocking experience!
Gated, super level, full hook-ups, Amazing Sunsets and even more amazing folks. Cal and Judie are FANTASTIC people and we very much enjoyed visiting with them. Their place is very cool and has inspired us to look into Salome more for ourself. :)
Thanks so much for your hospitality, hope to see you in Quartzsite and hopefully in Oregon too.
Happy Travels - Guy and Christa
We loved staying here. They were gracious and welcoming and we enjoyed talking with them. They made us feel like family. Their large fenced property that was ideal for our dogs. These are two enthusiastic RVers that welcome company. Thanks!
Though we only stayed one night, Cal and Judie were very gracious hosts. There site is nice and quiet and in the country. There two dogs were very friendly. My husband enjoyed seeing Cal's workshop and having a beer. Would highly recommend staying here!
We had a wonderful experience staying with Cal and Judie. They were extremely helpful and accommodating. They have a large property with a private dirt site tucked away in the back for our rig. Their property is within 45 minutes of Bend and a little over an hour from the beautiful Crater Lake. We loved the areas so much that we asked to extend our stay there by a few more days and they were more than happy to have us. It was a pleasure getting to know the two of them and their friendly pups. We will absolutely be visiting the area again and will be sure to reach out to them.
Our first boondockers welcome experience was so remarkably amazing we didn't want to leave. We made new friends in Cal and Judie and our dog Diesel made two new friends with Missy and Clyde. We camped in a 40' motorhome with 16' trailer and there was plenty of room in an incredibly scenic setting with access to every kind of recreation my heart could possibly desire. Hiking, road biking, mountain biking, 4-wheeling, fishing. Cal and Judie are wonderful people and wonderful hosts. Thank you for opening your beautiful property and giving us tips on the area. We enjoyed are stay immensely. Pardon the effusiveness but I can't say enough.
Wonderful hosts, that ended up being from the same part of the country we are from. Perfect private spot in the back of their property. Thank you so much for offering your place.
We were thrilled to make the acquaintance of Cal and Judie and to spend time at their place. We appreciated the fact that the location of the motor home was behind a large, totally fenced in area that allowed our dog to run around without being on a leash and enjoyed getting to know Cal and Judie. We would highly recommend their place for privacy, safety, and the ability to get know some great people.
Cal, Judie and their dogs were wonderful hosts! This was our first time using Boondocking and we were thrilled to visit with Cal, Judie and their dogs. They both provided us with great tips for RV'ING since this was our first big RV trip.
We couldn't be happier. Our first experience with Boondockers Welcome and it was magical. These two people should be given an award for hospitality and compassion. Should you be near this wonderful couple...contact them. If you're treated the way we were, you'll be very pleased.
This is a quiet country site. lovely spot to relax and rest up. Our host and hostess were outstanding!!! Cal helped us back in with awesome instructions. for non backers, he is patient and kind and informative with guiding us back thru the gate. WOW! it was a one time with no over corrections. Judy was sweet and kind and gave us all kinds of great information on what to see and where to go. Distances too, She even looked up our next stop. I would return in a heart beat.
It sounds corny but it really was an excellently convenient location from which to start exploring the area - (La Pine State Park, Newberry National Volcanic Monument, Paulina Lake and Peak, Obsidian Flow, Lava Cave, Lava Lands...) Cal and Judie have a lot of RV experience, lots of space to accommodate your RV on their easy-access circular driveway or side drive, and were very communicative, helpful and friendly. Thanks Guys, it's great that you're there! Dave R from California.
Nancy and I had a great time at their perfect setting. Thank you for your wonderful fellowship.